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FORT SMITH -- The Police Department said Thursday before a fatal shooting Tuesday of a man at an apartment complex, a disturbance had broken out at one of the homes.

Someone was locked out of an apartment and was then shot and killed by one of the occupants after he forced his way in, according to a department news release.

Officers went to the West Apartments at 4118 N. 50th St. to investigate a report of a shooting and found a dead man there.

The department's findings will given to the Sebastian County prosecutor once the investigation is complete to determine if any criminal charges will be filed. The victim's identity hasn't been disclosed.

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